I am looking to create a behavior as shown in the following link:


Here all posts from the same category are being displayed. Currently, it is handwritten HTML code, I want to mimic this behavior using PHP code in my single.php.


Following is the code I have written so far

$category = get_the_category();

if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
   <li><a href="get_permalink( $id );">the_title();</a></li>
endwhile; endif;


Can someone help in making it work?

2 Answers 2


Try this:

$cat = get_query_var('cat');
$PozCat = get_category ($cat);
$PozCat->id // give to us current cat id.

Then use this hook in your query:

    $cat = get_query_var('cat');
    $PozCat = get_category ($cat);
    if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

    <li><a href="<?php the_permalink();?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></li>

    <?php endwhile; endif; ?>
  • 1
    works great, except for the_permalink() typo
    – Grant
    Dec 14, 2018 at 5:27

You can do this using Wp_query() by passing the category name as an argument:

<?php $my_query = new WP_Query('category_name=mycategory&showposts=-1'); ?>

<?php while ($my_query->have_posts()) : $my_query->the_post(); ?>

<a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">

<?php the_title(); ?></a>

<?php endwhile; ?>

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